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M204.1248  Looking for close token

This message is only a reminder that you must supply a closing quotation mark or an equivalent number of comment terminators. Use the EDIT command to move the closing quotation mark or comment terminator to its proper location. Then the request or command you are composing will execute.

Model 204 is looking for a quote or comment terminator, both of which must be in pairs:

Model 204... If you did not intend...


Encountered the end of a terminal input line in the middle of a string enclosed by quotes.

String to extend across multiple input lines, enter a single quotation mark as your next input line.


Expects a comment terminator. Each COMSTART delimiter must be paired with a COMEND delimiter.

If more than one opening delimiter is found, an equivalent number of closing delimiters are required to exit from comment mode.

Comment to extend past the end of the input, enter a comment terminator as your next input line.

(An asterisk (*) in column 1 indicates an old style comment line and the entire line is ignored.)

Message attributes:

RETCODEO=0Sets online return code
RETCODEB=0Sets batch (single user) return code
CLASS=IInformation class; the message can be suppressed with the X'02' bit setting of the MSGCTL parameter
AUDITMSWrites the message with line type MS to the audit trail
NOCOUNTDoes not increment the error count (ERCNT) parameter

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